Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
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 The poetry of earth is never dead:
     When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
     And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
 From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
 That is the Grasshopper's - he takes the lead
     In summer luxury, - he has never done
     With his delights; for when tired out with fun
 He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
 The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
     On a lone winter evening, when the frost
         Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills
 The Cricket's song, in warmth increasing ever,
     And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,
         The Grasshopper's among some grassy hills.
 December 30, 1816

John Keats
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